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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Bailey
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

College English and Writing Lecturer Gives Lessons in St. Louis, MO for all ages!

Methodology

I am very passionate about language and I aim to share my passion through lessons that focus on each student's individual interests and goals. Reading and writing are much more fun when they are centered on topics one finds interesting!

Background

I am a lecturer in English and composition at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Community College. I have an MFA in writing (poetry) from WashU and a BA in English and French from Boston College. I have been teaching at the college level for 3 years and tutoring for 7.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $40/h
Lessons offered by Bailey
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Bailey's resume

Bailey Olivia Spencer

EDUCATION
Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; St. Louis, MO
Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, May 2017
GPA 3.9, honored as the graduate student marshal for the 2017 Commencement Exercises.

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences; Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in French, May 2014
GPA 3.64, cum laude, Arts and Sciences Honors Program, Creative writing concentration, English Honors Program, honors thesis.

Université de Paris-Sorbonne; Paris, France
Study abroad, Jan 2013-June 2013
Courses in 17th century and modernist French literature, postcolonial theory, art history.

EXPERIENCE
Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO
Lecturer, August 2018-Present
• Teach two sections per semester of College Writing 1 as part of the College Writing Program
• Wrote syllabus and designed lesson plans focusing on rhetorical analysis, argumentative writing, and research skills
• Member of a committee designing a “Dreams and Nightmares” themed College Writing Course, which I will teach in Fall 2019

St. Louis Community College; St. Louis, MO
Lecturer, August 2018-Present
• Teach one section per semester of College Composition 1 or 2
• Wrote syllabi and designed lesson plans for students of a diverse range of writing abilities and educational backgrounds

Intersect Arts Center; St. Louis, MO
Teaching Artist/Mentor, June 2018-August 2018
• Mentored high school students in creative writing as part of the Teen Apprenticeship Program.
• Created and implemented a curriculum that exposes students to contemporary writing, particularly works by female, LGBTQ, and racially diverse writers.
• Assisted apprentices in creating chapbooks of their own, original writing, to display in an art gallery.

GradeSaver; Boston, MA (remote)
Freelance Writer, December 2017-August 2018
• Wrote teaching guides to novels, plays, and collections of poems and short stories for high school teachers.
• Created content that challenges students to think about the social complexities of a text in the modern world.
• Used background in academic writing to craft thoughtful and comprehensive discussion questions and essay topics for texts that met Common Core standards.

Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO
Instructor, August 2016-May 2017
• Taught two sections of Poetry 1, an undergraduate introductory poetry course comprised of students ranging from freshmen to seniors.
• Successfully created a syllabus that balanced instruction in the writing, interpretation, and appreciation of poetry.

Odenwaldschule; Ober-Hambach, Hesse, Germany
English Teaching Assistant, August 2014-February 2015
• Selected by Boston College German department.
• Assisted English teachers in 5th-13th grade classes, including Abitur (baccalaureate) classes.
• Taught a Cambridge Exam preparation course.
Library Worker, August 2014-February 2015
• Assisted students in finding library materials and researching.
• Supervised study groups.

Boston College Magazine; Chestnut Hill, MA
Editorial Intern, September 2013-May 2014
• Worked with the editor-in-chief to conduct extensive research in university archives; copyedited.

HONORS
• Fellowship at “Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture” workshop at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA (June 2016).
• Runner-up for the Lake Prize from Midwestern Gothic magazine, judged by Mary Biddinger (2014).
• Dever Fellowship, a substantial cash grant presented to a graduating Boston College senior who shows promise of a career in writing (2014).
• First place recipient of the Bishop Keheller Award in recognition of the best poem in a Boston College publication (2014).
• One of ten undergraduates nationwide chosen for a month-long fellowship at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets (2014).
• Awarded a competitive, full-tuition scholarship to the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College (July 2014).
• Chosen to represent Boston College in the Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival (April 22, 2014).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Post Road, Summer 2017, “Iphigenia, Ascending”
The Shallow Ends, January 2017, “Dyscrasia”
Midwestern Gothic, Winter 2015, “On the Tundra that is Lake Michigan in February”
Boston College Magazine, Winter 2015, “Dent-de-lion”
Terrain.org, October 2014, “Detroit Salt Co.” and “Blood Bait”

LANGUAGE SKILLS
French, excellent reading, writing, and speaking abilities
German, intermediate level reading, writing, and speaking abilities

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